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September 20 09:34 AM
Natural resource conservation is paramount to the ongoing strength of our nation. Healthy soil contributes to agricultural productivity. Healthy forests clean our water and air. Vibrant waterways are critical for our health, for transportation and for trade.
September 13 09:18 AM
The current race between Mike Miller and Brady O’Callaghen is, to date, a real yawner, with the exception of a possible public ethics violation by the Caddo DA’s staff. Calls were made last week from the appeals division of D.A. Charles Scott’s office urging attorneys to attend a fundraiser for Caddo Assistant District Attorney O’Callaghen.
September 13 09:18 AM
And my interest in methamphetamine grew out of the serious harm that often befalls the innocent victims of meth manufacture and use -- the children who live where meth is being manufactured and/or used. I am going to review these dangers once again in this week’s column.
September 13 09:18 AM
In January, Congress extended some of the 2008 Farm Bill programs for nine months. This didn’t include important disaster assistance programs for farmers and ranchers. On Sept. 30, many of these programs will expire, leaving producers and rural communities without a wide variety of Farm Bill programs.
September 13 09:18 AM
"On Sept. 9 we received the news that U.S. Forest Service Engine Capt. Token Adams lost his life while scouting a fire on the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. Token and his family are in our thoughts and prayers following this tragedy, as we honor his lifetime of service to our Nation.
September 13 09:18 AM
Moments after jumping, Debbie Williams, a fifth-grade teacher from Post, Texas, attempted to perform a “corkscrew,” which is some sort of aerial maneuver. Instead, she smacked into another diver at something like 50 miles per hour. The impact knocked her as cold as day-old pizza before she had any chance to open her chute.
September 06 09:49 AM
Maybe I read more than I should and maybe I think a lot more than I should, too, but didn't the sheriff say he was saving tax dollars by extending the service life of the vehicles out of one side of his mouth while spending tax money to update the decaling on the patrol units?.
September 06 09:49 AM
The broad impacts that immigration reform would have for our economy are well documented. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office and Social Security Office of the Chief Actuary, the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill would boost our economy by 3.
September 06 09:49 AM
The out-of-town “escape” did not, unfortunately, slow down the happy birthday parade of calls, texts and e-mails that followed the obligatory office “birthday party” a day early (Thursday). And, yes, the mailman did bring the usual assortment of birthday cards from.

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